The Aeneid Essay | External Forces and Their Power over Aeneas' Expedition

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External Forces and Their Power over Aeneas' Expedition

Summary: About how outside forces affect Aeneas on his journey in The Aeneid by Virgil.
Throughout the epic poem, The Aeneid, Aeneas journeys around Europe and Africa, looking for the land that will become Rome by his ancestors. He meets many obstacles along the way, and even journeys into the underworld. Of course, he did not do everything on his own. Outside forces play a role throughout the adventures of Aeneas, shaping the actions as he journeys toward fulfilling his destiny.

During Aeneas' trip through the land of Italy, he has gods that try to stop him, yet others that try to push him on his way. An example of this is with the queen goddess, Juno. Juno does not want Aeneas to find Rome because she still hates the Trojans because of the Judgment of Paris, when a Trojan prince arbitrates Venus as the fairest of the gods. Juno decides to make Aeneas fall in love...

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